Friday 9/29

KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's detectives are conducting a death investigation.

About 1:39 a.m. this morning, deputies responded to the Petro Truck Stop about 15 miles east of Kingman on Interstate 40 after receiving a call of a possible dead truck driver, MCSO spokeswoman Trish Carter said.

A man was found dead and the county medical examiner went to the scene to oversee removal of the body for an autopsy.

Carter could not say if the man was found inside his truck or outside it.

His name, age and hometown are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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KINGMAN - Kingman Police arrested Brittany Lynn Gomez, 19, of Kingman on Tuesday night on felony charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and unlawful flight from police.

The charges stem from an incident on the night of Sept, a news release from the KPD stated.

Gomez was the driver of a vehicle stopped for an equipment violation in the area of Gordon Drive and Bond Street. She had outstanding warrants for her arrest at the time, and locked herself in the vehicle and fled.

During the pursuit, Gomez allegedly tried to run down an officer out of his patrol car.

Kingman Ranger, the Arizona Department of Public Safety air rescue helicopter, responded and located her vehicle abandoned in the 1000 block of Hillside Drive. But Gomez ass not found at that time.

KPD officers were conducting security checks at a motel in the 1900 block of East Andy Devine Avenue on Tuesday night when they located Gomez. She was taken into custody and booked into Mohave County Jail.

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KINGMAN - Kingman Police arrested Adam Lee Kanthack, 26, of Kingman early Wednesday on felony charges of burglary, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

About 3 a.m., officers responded to a truck stop in the 3300 block of East Andy Devine Avenue in reference to a possible vehicle burglary in progress, a news release from the KPD stated.

Upon arrival, officers found Kanthack in the driver's seat of a vehicle that did not belong to him amid indications he had rummaged through it. He was taken into custody.

A search of Kanthack allegedly turned up methamphetamine and assorted drug paraphernalia He was booked into Mohave County Jail.

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KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Joshua Aleister-Lee Smith, 31, of Kingman on Tuesday on a felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor contempt of court warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.

Deputies responded to a suspicious call in the 3500 block of Warbler Lane and contacted Smith, a news release from the MCSO stated.

A records check on Smith turned up the warrant and he was taken into custody. A search of Smith allegedly produced a syringe in a front pocket.

Smith was booked into Mohave County Jail.

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KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Shawn Thomas Peek, 25, of Golden Valley on Tuesday on a felony charge of failure to register as a sex offender.

Peek came into the MCSO office to submit a change of address, a news release from the department stated.

Investigation by the Sex Offender Registrar determined Peek had not been at his last listed address for about two months. He was taken into custody and booked into Mohave County Jail.

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KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Paul Panagopoulos, 26, of Kingman on Tuesday on felony charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony failure to appear warrant out of Kingman Justice Court.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop at Benton Street and Northern Avenue, where they issued the driver a citation for driving on a suspended license, a news release from the MCSO stated.

They contacted Panagopoulos, a passenger in the vehicle, and a records check on him turned up the warrant.

A search of Panagopoulos allegedly revealed a plastic bag containing marijuana and silver metal pipe with burnt residue. He was booked into Mohave County Jail.

The driver was released after being cited. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

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KINGMAN - Members of the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team, assisted by Mohave County Sheriff's deputies and Kingman Ranger, the Arizona Department of Public Safety air rescue helicopter, executed a search warrant Wednesday night leading to two arrests.

About 6 p.m., the warrant was served at a residence in the 2300 block of McVicar Avenue, MCSO spokeswoman Trish Carter said.

Drug paraphernalia consisting of syringes, scales and packaging material allegedly was found and seized.

Eve Marie Cragen, 46, and Richard Lowell Dean, 40, both of Kingman were arrested on a felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Records checks on the suspects also turned up a misdemeanor warrant on each one. Cragen was found to have a failure to pay fines warrant out of Kingman Justice Court and Dean had a probation violation warrant issued by Kingman Municipal Court.

Both suspects were booked into Mohave County Jail.

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KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Justin David Nichols, 43, of Kingman on Monday night on a felony charge of unlawful flight from law enforcement, misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended license, and two misdemeanor warrants.

About 8:36 p.m., deputies stopped a 1985 Nissan 200SX in the 3500 block of Lum Avenue, a news release from the MCSO stated.

As deputies approached the vehicle, they instructed the driver, identified as Nichols, to shut off the engine. He would not comply and took off through a vacant field.

Deputies pursued the car until Nichols abandoned it near Powell Avenue and Thompson Way. A search perimeter was established with a K-9 unit and Kingman Ranger, the Arizona Department of Public Safety air rescue helicopter, joining in efforts to find Nichols.

A short time later, the K-9 alerted his handler to Nichols, who was hiding under a tree. He was taken into custody.

A records check turned up the suspended license, plus a Kingman Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear and a Kingman Justice Court warrant for contempt of court.

Nichols was booked into Mohave County Jail. The car was towed from the scene.

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GOLDEN VALLEY - Two people were taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center on Thursday following a two-vehicle accident.

About 12:09 p.m., three units and seven personnel from the Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the intersection of Highway 68 and Adobe Road, firefighter Longfeather Fox said.

The collision involved a county truck and Lincoln Continental. A man and woman in the Lincoln were taken to KRMC by River Medical ambulance to be treated for minor injuries, Fox said.

The truck driver refused treatment at the scene.

No further information was available.